Freight Tracking Software Now Covered by Additional Patents - Global Trade Magazine
  September 21st, 2015 | Written by

Freight Tracking Software Now Covered by Additional Patents

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  • MacroPoint’s patent portfolio now includes nearly 150 patent claims.
  • MacroPoint creates freight tracking software that monitors location of driver’s mobile phone or in-cab devices.
  • MacroPoint has successfully defended its patent portfolio.

MacroPoint has announced it has been granted a seventh United States patent.

The company’s patent portfolio for its systems and methods of monitoring the location of freight carried by a vehicle used by the transportation industry now includes nearly 150 patent claims.

MacroPoint creates freight tracking software designed to give third-party visibility into load status by monitoring and tracking the location of a driver’s mobile phone or in-cab GPS device.

“MacroPoint has been licensed by the world’s leading shippers and logistics companies,” said Bennett Adelson, the company’s president. “We continue to protect our freight tracking software with new patents, to verify the exclusivity of our technology for automated tracking of freight by brokers, shippers, and 3PLs. We are also expanding the number of patent claims to define what our patents cover so our growing customer base has proof that we own the underlying methods and intellectual property and that MacroPoint technology is properly licensed.”

United States Patents covering MacroPoint technology protect the company’s systems and methods systems for monitoring the location of vehicles and freight carried by vehicles as well as correlating vehicles and communications devices. MacroPoint has successfully defended its patent portfolio in the past and the company continues to take any infringement on its patents seriously.

Used with a driver’s mobile phone or in-cab GPS devices, MacroPoint’s patented location monitoring and tracking software gives third parties load status and location visibility on their shipments. With MacroPoint, brokers, 3PLs and shippers have real-time location tracking, delivery monitoring, and event notifications that enhance the efficiency and profitability of their operations.

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